I may not be much of a football fan, but if there’s one thing that excites me about the sport, it’s football food and Super Bowl party snacks like taco dip. I love making it, I love eating it and I love mulling over the question, "Is taco dip’s awesomeness the only thing in life that all Americans agree on?"
Seriously. I am yet to meet the person who doesn’t like this perfect-at-halftime food item. I think it might have been on the table at the Last Supper, but I'm not sure. I am sure that if I were forced to chose a final meal, I would actually pick this divine dip -- if I could get it with the not-always-included avocado chunks.
Does anyone have a unique recipe or topping for taco dip? I usually make mine with the following layers, not necessarily in this order: Amy's refried beans, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese, more shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, black olive slices and green onions. If my kids aren’t eating it, I douse it in a hot sauce like Valentina or Sriracha.
I am a big fan of the Xochitl organic tortilla chips, but at almost $5 a bag, we only splurge on ‘em right after payday when I’m living inside the 24-hour illusion that makes me think I have disposable income. Otherwise, I’m all about scooping up the taco-y slop with a more affordable lemon chip from El Rey. Really, I'm less picky about my tortilla chips when this Dip of the Gods is involved. They're just crunchy little shovels with the sole purpose of stuffing my football-apathetic face.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.